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Black Duck Software has gone into the on-demand business, crossing what it calls an 'important line of demarcation.' Its new offering, called protexIP/OnDemand, will let Black Duck expand its available market and sell its services to SMEs, ISVs, outsourcers and folks doing due diligenc...
Intel has expanded its 64-bit x86 portfolio with five new sixth-generation Xeon MP processors for four-way or better servers. It's now 'x64' from the desktop to the data center.
In a few days' time, reports Maureen O'Gara, SCO may get itself out of the doghouse with the Nasdaq, which has been threatening to delist it for its delinquency.
'Red Hat lorded it over Novell during its conference call with Wall Street when it estimated that it was doing six times better than its nearest competitor in subscription revenues and eight times better in volume,' reports Maureen O'Gara. 'Red Hat's EMEA business alone, it said, was b...
Dell has launched two new four-way 64-bit Xeon servers targeted at database environments, server consolidation, virtualization and RISC migration. The new PowerEdge 6800 and 6850 servers are supposed to provide up to 32% higher performance than previous Dell four-processor servers.
Novell is buying IT asset management specialist Tally Systems to expand its ZENworks systems management products for an undisclosed amount of money. The deal should close by the middle of April.
Red Hat is preening, Ticketmaster is going to use StrongMail on Red Hat Linux for its e-mail marketing. StrongMail will do the e-mail generation and delivery.
AMD has wheeled out a low-power Opteron targeted at blade servers. The thing is called the 248 HE, a version of its 2.2GHz 248 chip, meant for one- and two-processor configurations, both servers and workstations.
At BrainShare last week Novell was showing off a pre-release of its upcoming Sequoia update of GroupWise, the collaboration software that's supposed to be better than Exchange. Sequoia is supposed to be released this summer.
Novell has put together a Linux Small Business Suite 9, an end-to-end server-to-desktop Linux solution. It says it's packed it with collaboration, security and management products, all engineered specifically for Linux. It says it's got 'big business benefits on a small business budget...
Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has joined the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), becoming its first Korean member. It says it will join OSDL's Carrier Grade Linux and Data Center Linux working groups and promote Linux development in Asia.
Novell is going to open an Open Source Technology Center in out-of-the-way Provo, Utah as an incubator. It says part of the reason for putting it in Utah is to drive technology development in the state.
CMP's VARBusiness has recognized SCO - of all people - for the breadth and depth of its Unix-based channel partner programs. SCO got a Five-Star Rating.
Hewlett-Packard quietly dropped the high-end version of its StorageWorks Reference Information Storage System (RISS) archiving widgetry seven months after it launched. HP's marketing director for ILM products and solutions Gary Lyng said Thursday that the 4TB version of the Linux-based...
IBM is offering a new tool - dubbed FairUCE, short for 'Fair Use of Unsolicited Commercial E-mail' - to battle the spam scourge. It verifies the sender's identity instead of the usual, ineffective content filtering that identifies spam by scanning the content of every e-mail message en...
'IBM got its 45-day extension in turning over the discovery that it's under court order to hand over in the SCO v IBM suit,' reports Maureen O'Gara. 'IBM basically told the court that the task was so utterly Herculean - not to mention unprecedented - that no matter what the court did t...
Maureen O'Gara writes: 'The tom-toms say that Computer Associates, anxious to flex its leadership muscles, is quietly pulling together a consortium that would optimize virtualization technologies like the open source Xen hypervisor software, and presumably the very un-open source VMwar...
In an open letter, the CEO of 1&1 Internet AG Andreas Gauger and the CEO of MySQL Marten Mickos, two sponsors of the NoSoftwarePatents.com attempt to keep American-style software patents out of Europe, have called on the industry, including patent holders, to support the campaign finan...
'Microsoft,' reports Maureen O'Gara, 'is in Dutch with the European Commission over how it's complying with the EC's antitrust order and the person who deserves credit for what many will regard as this happy turn of events is Jeremy Allison, one of the Samba leaders, who despite thinki...
Oracle reported lower earnings in its fiscal third quarter ended February 28 because of charges related to its PeopleSoft acquisition. Net income was $540 million, or 10 cents a share, on revenues of $2.95 billion. For the corresponding period last year, Oracle earned $635 million, or ...
'IBM watchers who bet that the company would never let the Compuware trade secrets case get to the jury can pick up their winnings at the window,' writes Maureen O'Gara. 'The next pool should be whether IBM ultimately winds up settling the $5 billion SCO case on the courthouse steps,' ...
Florian Mueller, the guy who put together NoSoftwarePatents.com, the open source effort to stop the European Union from adopting American-style software patents, says the lobbying initiative, which has come a long way since it got started, will go down in flames without support from 'c...
Black Duck Software, the folks with the IP risk management and mitigation software, is going to launch an on-demand hosted version of the stuff before the end of the month. It validates a company's proper use of open source software.
Business intelligence ISV Cognos has put out its ReportNet web-based report and query authoring application on the Intel Linux platform.
Maureen O'Gara reports, in an update to her earlier story datelined Saturday, March 19: Val Noorda Kreidel, Ray Noorda's only daughter, shot herself to death at her home in Huntington Beach, California at 8am last Thursday morning, March 17, according to Orange County supervising deput...
Novell has started shipping the mixed Linux-NetWare Open Enterprise Server (OES) and SUSE Linux Professional 9.3 should be in the stores in the next few weeks.
Google has set up a new web site called Google Code to serve as a repository for open source software and APIs from the search engine king.
Zend Technologies, the company that's itching for PHP, the LAMP constituent, to take on J2EE, is going to host a Zend/PHP conference.
Linspire, the ex-Lindows, has released Linspire Five-O, the latest 2.6.10 take on its Linux distribution, said to incorporate 1,200 'improvements' that touch on all of its core applications and include a completely revised and streamlined GUI, improved laptop and hardware support and s...
Debian, the most respected of the Linux distributions, is thinking about dropping support for Sparc and the S/390 and reducing the number of architectures it will actively support from 11 to four. The architectures the Debian community is planning on supporting are the x86, AMD64, Powe...
HP's interim management frustrated any shareholder attempts to find out how its CEO search is really going at its annual meeting Wednesday. The company's non-executive chairman Patricia Dunn said she wouldn't answer any question about the search, People had to be content with her assur...
Red Hat has hired an old Unix hand as senior VP of marketing. Tim Yeaton was a DEC in the early days of Unix and when Compaq bought DEC stayed on as general manager of its Unix unit. Yeaton will be responsible for Red Hat's worldwide marketing including partners, products, programs and...
Novell has lost its CTO Alan Nugent to another company whose identity is supposed to become clear in the next few weeks. The timing could have been better: Novell's annual BrainShare user conference starts in a few days.
The Utah federal court hearing the SCO v IBM case will hear oral arguments on the motion to unseal all the filings in the case that was lodged by this paper - Maureen O'Gara's Linuxgram - CNET and Forbes on April 26.
Infocom is going to resell Egenera's BladeFrame boxes in Japan, focusing on communications service providers.
Microsoft and its buddy Quest Software say they've migrated 1.5 million NetWare users to Windows Server 2003, people Novell was hoping to shift to Linux. Launched in November, the NetWare migration program offers tools, guidance, training and technical support to customers considering...
SCO spent St Patrick's Day at a Nasdaq hearing about why it didn't file its 10-K on time, which put the company on the market's delisting watch list. SCO said it expects to file the 10-K, which was delayed mostly by differences with its auditor over how to treat its employee stock purc...
That nasty situation between Canopy, SCO's biggest backer, and its ex-management worked out the way we said it would.
AMD picked the day Intel had set aside for its mid-quarter update to launch its rumored Centrino rival, the Turion 64. It's the first AMD chip designed specifically for mobile computers rather than adapted. Unlike Centrino, Intel's first platform, Turion is only a single chip, not ...
Wind River, the embedded operating systems house that's taken a hammering the last few years, is getting increasingly involved with the open source tools Eclipse Foundation by proposing and leading an Eclipse project for device software development.